Author Archives: naturallyjax

July 5, 2024

This morning at Rocky Mountain National Park, a pika gathering flowers:





Here’s a well-known, one-eyed pika:


The pika wasn’t the only one gathering food:


My nemesis bird, no longer:

White-tailed Ptarmigan

Greenish Blues on the west side of the park:

Greenish Blue (male)

Greenish Blue (female)

June 22, 2024

This morning at Beaver Ranch Park:

Williamson’s Sapsuckers at nest: Papa flying out and Mama waiting with a bill full of food

Red-naped Sapsucker

McGillivray’s Warbler

Brown Creeper

Abert’s Squirrel, its tasseled ears much diminished in summer

June 16, 2024

A Great Horned Owlet in the Bear Creek Greenbelt:

The steady gaze of a Great Horned Owlet

A snake sunning itself along Bear Creek:

Northern Watersnake

A Song Sparrow:

Song Sparrow